Mark Canha, born on February 15, 1989, attended Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California. In his senior year of 2007, he batted.440 with 11 home runs.
After graduating from high school, he attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he played collegiate baseball for the California Golden Bears.
He played collegiate summer baseball with the Cape Cod Baseball League’s Brewster Whitecaps in 2009. During his junior year, he hit.319 with 10 home runs and 69 RBI in 54 games (RBIs).
Following the season, Canha was selected by the Florida Marlins in the seventh round of the 2010 MLB draft. In 2014, he was a member of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League’s New Orleans Zephyrs.
Canha was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 2014 Rule 5 draft from the Marlins, and he was then dealt with the Athletics in exchange for Austin House.
Canha led the Athletics in home runs during spring training in 2015, but he also led all big-league players in strikeouts. Canha joined the Athletics’ Opening Day roster due to the team’s need for a power bat following the off-season trades of Josh Donaldson and Brandon Moss.
Canha recorded three hits and four RBIs in his major league debut on April 8. Canha stayed with the Athletics for the whole 2015 season, leading all American League rookies in RBIs. While playing numerous positions for the A’s, he concluded the season with 16 home runs and 70 RBIs.
How Much Does Mark Canha Make?
Mark Canha currently earns 12 million USD per year.